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We continue our “Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015…So Far” series today highlighting supply chain blog posts. Supply Chain is just one of our five main categories we are covering all this week, which consist of: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation. As you can see, or if you work in the industry, you know that all five of these categories and the functions and processes around them are central to each other. On the Cerasis blog, our goal is to offer tips, news, best practices, and trends so you, the reader, find a lot of value in our expertise.

We have already covered the top logistics blog posts and the top manufacturing blog posts by the most views those blogs in those categories have received in 2015. Like the logistics and manufacturing blog posts, the supply chain blog posts featured below are all also written in 2015.

If you would like to read all of the blogs in the supply chain category, just head on over here to view all the supply chain blog posts

Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts from the Cerasis Blog for 2015 So Far

Far and away the most popular supply chain blog posts for this year so far have to deal with history, facts, trends, and one having to deal with lean supply chain practices. Without further ado, here are the top supply chain blog posts by views in the order of #5 to #1. We hope you enjoy!

1. Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits.

As firms look to reduce waste, increase turns and be more flexible with their inventory, management professionals have attempted to identify how lean techniques can be adopted to build flexible and collaborative inventory.

Current references like APICS (American Production Inventory Control Society shows that nearly 30 percent of companies are adopting lean principles in their inventory management. >>> Read the Full Blog Post to Learn About Lean Inventory

2. [INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. Participants ranged in roles and company sizes with questions that spanned a variety supply chain management trends of topics such as visibility, factory-of-the-future technology, the Internet of Things and more. The results show some of the biggest supply chain management trends in supply chains for 2015. >>> Read More and View the Infographic


3. [INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch.

As pressure to improve supply chain cost performance increases for many companies, the evaluation and selection of competent suppliers becomes a key concern. Typically, total cost, quality, and delivery performance appear as critical factors in the supplier selection process. However, complex supplier relationships, unreliable sources of material supply, and ever-increasing customer expectations greatly add to the expectations to select the best suppliers and conduct their operations more efficiently. >>> Read More and view the Infographic

4. [INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014

To kick off the year, we have finished compiling our infographic on the top logistics and supply chain facts from the news that we collected throughout last year. As there is a large number of news items spanning the many large topics in the logistics industry, we decided to create our Top 10 by focusing on categories:

  • Drones
  • Same-Day Delivery
  • Supplier Diversity and Women
  • Sustainability
  • RFID
  • World Bank Institute’s Private Sector Platform
  • Automation
  • Online Retail
  • Truck Driver Shortage
  • Logistics Slow Growth

>>> Read More and View the Infographic


5. [INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. We will take you through the last 60 plus years below and end the post with an amazing infographic. >>> Read More and View the Infographic


What are your favorite supply chain blog posts from the Cerasis blog or do you have other supply chain blog posts from other websites? If so, share in the comments section below!

Other Top Supply Chain Blog Posts Lists from the Past

Top Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2014

Top Supply Chain Blog Posts from the First Half of 2014

Top Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2013